geli recovery

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Thu Jan 21 15:25:08 UTC 2010

On 01/21/10 16:17, BSD Life wrote:
> 2010/1/21 Alaksiej C<ac at>
>> Generally, yes, "geli restore" would save you. Of course, BIOS
>> firmware could take enough space to harm not only metadata, but some
>> data also, but not much.
>> As Ivan Voras mentioned, geli in FreeBSD8 does metadata backup
>> automatically by default, so check your /var/backups/
>   I think it was initialized with 7.0 or stable between 7.0 and 7.1,
> /var/backup is empty.

Then sorry, you don't have geli backups.

> And Ivan, do you mean i should reinit it?

Reiniting it would of course destroy the data thoroughly.

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